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Stitching up a storm with Stormie's Stitches

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By Vanessa Hurst

Stormie Sidebottom started sewing for friends and family embellishing things such as baby quilts.

Sidebottom worked at Akebono in Elizabethtown for 18 years, but saw there a demand for embroidered items and decided to branch out and open up her own shop.

“I officially opened on Lincoln Days weekend two years ago,” Sidebottom said.

Her shop specializes in the personalization of apparel, linens and purses with embroidery, monogramming, heat pressed designs and appliqués. There are thousands of designs to choose from,

Since opening, Sidebottom has embroidered and monogrammed everything from Buddies stuffed animals, Christmas Stockings, Christmas tree skirts, pillows, baby blankets, even travel coffee mugs.

“The possibilities are endless,” , “If I can get it in my machine, I will embroider it.”

Sidebottom embroidered logos, patches and apparel for several local businesses including the Hodgenville Police Department.

“A lot of people don’t realize there are so many different things I can do with embroidery, they think mostly of monogramming when they think of embroidery and personalization. I really love doing the design work,” Sidebottom said. “People bring things in to personalize all the time. One new popular item has been monogrammed mens shirts for the bride to wear on their wedding day while getting ready for the wedding.” said Stormie.”

Stormie’s Stitches does more than just monogramming, she specializes in designs. She plans on expanding her embroidery to include digitizing and embroidering photos.

“I really love what I do, I’m learning new things everyday and I get to work closely with my customers,” Sidebottom said.

Sidebottom lives in Hodgenville with her husband, Tim Sidebottom.

Stormie’s Stitches is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment on Saturday. Her phone number is 270-766-3885, you can also visit her website www.stormiesstitches.com